Introduction: HOW TO MAKE a MODED GLUE GUN / Tutorial / DIY

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Step 1: To Do a MODED GLUE GUN You Need!!!

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I came up with an idea to customize or in other words to improve my glue gun.

Step 2: A Times It Happens That You Need to Apply Just a Few Drops of Hot Melt Glue Onto Small Details and As a Result Quite Frequently We Apply Too Much Glue!

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Step 3: Besides Your DIY Project Doesn’t Look That Presentable) Guys, to Put It Simply, Just Evaluate the Video If You Interested in It!

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If you don’t want to wait for your glue in the nozzle to take too much time to get heated, just shorten the nozzle and it will take way less time to heat the silicone.

Step 4: MODED GLUE GUN Is Ready!

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Tedmurphy (author)2016-07-25

Hey guy's, a little 'heads up' for the nubies....some inflator adaptors have the output vent on the side of the 'tube' not straight through...I.e exit for hot glue is at 90degs ...just cut it back a little.

PS for really fine (electronic pcb's) ..carefully pinch the outlet tube for a flat deposit.

AlexAndAmigos (author)2016-06-02


tobias.sobkowiak (author)2016-04-19

where to get the nozzle?

LouH8 (author)tobias.sobkowiak2016-05-17

Sporting goods/walmart 1.29 or so.not hard to find.

Bicycle Air Pump Needle... :)

MikeI6 (author)tobias.sobkowiak2016-04-19

You can buy the same glue gun at Harbor freight with interchangeable nozzles for about 20 dollars. It has the needle nose applicator with it. It takes the big glue sticks.

JustinK14 (author)MikeI62016-04-19

I just checked their website, and only found 3 models, all from Ad Tech. None of them list any nozzles in the Features section. If they still carry the one you referenced, can you give any more details? Thanks!

SoLongSidekick (author)JustinK142016-04-19

That one doesn't actualy include the nozzles-- you have to buy them seperately

...uh yeah, it says it multiple times on the page that it's just the gun.

yeah, JustinK14 was asking about nozzles.

Read in the reviews and the user tells of the other tips it comes with.

capman911 (author)JustinK142016-04-20

Read in the reviews and the user tells of the other tips it comes with.

ddzahn (author)tobias.sobkowiak2016-04-19

It looks like an inflation needle for a football / basketball

kennan (author)2016-04-19

Can someone weigh in on why the standard glue gun design doesn't provide for a more stable base? Once I apply glue I often need two hands to attach pieces, and I have to quickly set the tool down. But it's always unwieldy and falling over, mostly due to the weight of the cord. I don't know why the average glue gun design has never evolved to take this into account.

duncan_a (author)kennan2016-04-19

Glue a rare earth magnet to the base of the glue gun, and place it on a suitable surface - it's worked for me for years. You usually have two hands available when you pick yo the glue gun, if not, screw the metal surface down...

kennan (author)duncan_a2016-05-08

Lord knows I have enough magnets. I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

xxlauraxx (author)duncan_a2016-05-03

This is a good idea (and an annoying problem I've wondered about, too). You should make this mod into an Instructable!

RidwaanE (author)duncan_a2016-04-21

Great idea...Im going to do that to mine... thanks

Eh Lie Us! (author)duncan_a2016-04-19

and that sir, is f-ing clever. I have mine hanging from my powerstrip (above to keep cords from tripping me up) but I still have to watch where it swings.

thanks for the tip.

duncan_a (author)Eh Lie Us!2016-04-20

It might be worth mentioning that I also have a block of Post-It Notes beneath the nozzle - when the inevitable glue drips build up, tear off the top one and start afresh...

Eh Lie Us! (author)duncan_a2016-04-20

ok, now you're just showing off with the ideas. :)

that's actually pretty darn clever too.

duncan_a (author)Eh Lie Us!2016-04-21

When you've been 'hacking/making' for 50+ years, you learn to make life easier for yourself...

wulfric (author)kennan2016-05-08

kennan, I keep a metal coffee can beside my work so I can drop the glue gun in when I need a free hand.

kennan (author)wulfric2016-05-08

Ok, that's a perfect solution for me. Thanks.

I still say they should design them better.

gdomantic (author)kennan2016-05-05

I just throw it on the table .nothing will happen to it! the design is simple enough!

RidwaanE (author)kennan2016-04-21

Mine has a mod for that... I removed the standard cable and used a extension wire from a pc, like the one that would normally go from your PSU to your monitor, I cut the male end short and attached the male end to the glue gun on the inside...the female end gets attached to a power plug and now it stands better on its wire stand when in use with no long wire to weight it down.

SvenIronhand (author)kennan2016-04-20

Stanley glue guns usually have a wire stand.

killbox (author)2016-05-06

I would suggest wrapping the old point and part way up your needle valve inflator, with some magic eraser sponge(its melamine foam and good for high temp) and then wrap that with a little kapton tape, to insulate it and allow the gun to heat up your needle tip faster and more reliably.

oldboffin (author)2016-04-19

Could be a simple 3D printer, hand held or fixed to 3 axis machine ?

RidwaanE (author)oldboffin2016-04-21

I dont know about that... glue just runs everywhere and new glue will melt whatever glue is below it. Unless you use actual 3D printing "glue"

medrolet (author)2016-04-20

Great idea. BTW -- the "ball and wire" are a check valve to control the flow of melted glue.

ajoyraman (author)2016-04-19

Great modification! The ball and wire possibly coiled as a spring form a sort of valve which prevents excess flow of the glue under pressure?

HHB13 (author)2016-04-19

Great Idea!!

hisashime (author)2016-04-19

Sometimes its the simplicity that makes a genius.

tukmol (author)2016-04-19


subrotos (author)2016-04-19

What a great idea, and what a well done instructable! This is a fabulous mod. Thanks for sharing.

jwhitten (author)2016-04-19

Extremely interesting idea! How long does it take for the tip to heat up?

charlesd.parker.33 (author)2016-04-19

That is a nice modification to the glue gun. I bet you had to be careful with that cast tip when drilling and tapping.

arvevans (author)2016-04-19

Well done Instructable. Fine detail has always been problematic with hot-melt Glue guns. This helps solve the problem of too-much-clue for fine detail glue ups. By adjusting (cutting) the tubular part of that ball inflator you can adjust how hot the tip gets and how quickly it does it.

ILykMakin (author)2016-04-19

And enough heat gets to tip on next use so that the needle isn't clogged?

If so: Great idea!

DutchieBfd (author)2016-04-18

What do you call the "needle" (ball point? I couldn't make it out on the video), and where can you buy it? Does it come with the threaded base?

oktams (author)DutchieBfd2016-04-19

I think it's an air pump needle...used to air up basketball football etc

rayo_viegas (author)2016-04-18

...the Skull poon I saw on your youtube channel is very familiar to me ¬¬

fraser02 (author)2016-04-18

Cool, thanks for sharing!

Very good useful idea...:)

zelko (author)2016-04-18

The wire used is a spring, or at least is used to be. It and the ball bearing act as a one way valve to stop glue oozing out when the trigger is not pulled. I have seen this feature to be ineffective on all 3 of my glue guns so I guess it won't be missed with your great mod. Well done and keep up the good work.

Honemini (author)2016-04-17

Are you sure that the glue doesn't dry in the innet of the needle when it has cooled down?

deswiger (author)Honemini2016-04-18

As the gun reheats the glue will as well. Same as the original tip.

deswiger (author)2016-04-18

Nice job, I must try this one, thanks for sharing. Semper Fi

Jedi_zombie85 (author)2016-04-18

Such a simple Modd but a great idea, nice work

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